Category Archives: Culture

Chickens coming home to roost

Thus does it become salient that Evangelical fealty to Donald Trump and the GOP, flavored with Christian Nationalism, has given religion and religious freedom a particularly bad odor, and not just to the secularists of the ascendant Left. Continue reading

Posted in Benedict Option, Evangelicalism, Intricate malice, Liberal Groin Pieties, Religious freedom, Sexualia, transgenderism, Transvaluation of Values

“Because of … Sex”

Some personal thoughts and some channeling of smarter people’s thoughts on yesterday’s SCOTUS decision on Title VII and SOGI. Continue reading

Posted in Christianity generally, conservatism, deathworks, democracy, Discrimination, Duly noted_stay tuned, Evangelicalism, Justice, Liberal Groin Pieties, Religious freedom

The times, they are a changin’

Things are changing, or at least have great potential to change very soon. Some really hate and want to thwart that. Continue reading

Posted in Benedict Option, Christianity generally, Evangelicalism, Faith & Ideology, Journalism, lifeworks, Liturgy, Pre-American Christianity, stay tuned, Worship

Guard your imagination!

It turns out, Perelandra was excellent Good Friday and Holy Saturday reading. Continue reading

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“L’état, c’est moi” does not translate well into English

This is basically an aggregation with little comment. From FiveThirtyEight.com, two very useful ‘splainers: Why Did The World Shut Down For COVID-19 But Not Ebola, SARS Or Swine Flu? | FiveThirtyEight A Comic Strip Tour Of The Wild World Of … Continue reading

Posted in Health care, Journalism, Justice, Rights Talk, Science | Tagged

Miscellany

From the official U.S. Department of Justice account: During this sacred week for many Americans, AG Barr is monitoring govt regulation of religious services. While social distancing policies are appropriate during this emergency, they must be applied evenhandedly & not … Continue reading

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Illusions of clarity and autonomy

How to make the best of one likely bad situation. Continue reading

Posted in death, Health care, Legalia, Life political issues, lifeworks, Rights Talk

Organized Chaos

It’s daily clippings again, but I’ve gathered them under some headings. Continue reading

Posted in Calvinism, Consumerism, death, deathworks, Evangelicalism, Free-range Christians, Intricate malice, Journalism, Libertarianism, Political Matters, Survey, Uncategorized

Coronavirus (and the corruption of the pro-life movement)

“The Minus Touch” remains our President’s signature. Continue reading

Posted in Abortion distortion factor, Dignitary harm, Jeremiad, Journalism | Tagged

Anytown Ecumenical High

My beautiful dream was far more clueless than I had even a hint of. Continue reading

Posted in Christendom, Christianity generally, Ecumenism, Faith & Ideology, History, Playful